A photo of Stuart MacRae, a caucasian male with brown hair wearing a blue shirt and brown jacket
Stuart MacRae

RCS@175 – Fridays at One Staff Composer Focus

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland , 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB

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With distinctive and exciting young composers emerging every year, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has a proud history of developing new talent. Hebrides Ensemble marks RCS@175 by celebrating staff composers that have fostered a golden age in Scottish composition.

The programme includes music by Stuart MacRae as featured on our most recent Delphian Records release, alongside works by Emily Doolittle, Tom David Wilson, and Visiting Professors Kate Moore and Errollyn Wallen. In keeping with our longstanding role of supporting emerging talent, we will also give the first performance of a new work from composition student Mingdu Li.

Hebrides Ensemble is proud of its longstanding relationship with the RCS, and is delighted to have this opportunity to celebrate the distinctive and talented staff composers in this special anniversary year.


Tom David Wilson Flute Trio

Kate Moore Sadness

Stuart MacRae Ixion

Emily Doolittle Gliese 581c

Mingdu Li Superposition and Measurement [7’] (first performance)

Errollyn Wallen Woogie Boogie

MacRae Ursa Minor (first concert performance)

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Image of Emily Doolittle, a woman who has shoulder length brown hair, is wearing glasses, a dark top and a silver scarf
Emily Doolittle
Photo of Kate Moore, a caucasian female with shoulder length brown hear, wearing a pattered maroon top
Kate Moore
Photo of Errollyn Wallen, an afro-caribbean female with shoulder length hair wearing a red top
Errollyn Wallen
A photo of Tom David Wilson, caucasian male with short grey hair wearing a white shirt and blue tie
Tom David Wilson

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